User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.36/10

Total of 190 user reviews spread across 190 releases

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  • User Rating:7
    A solid start to the series, but its linear game play holds it back a bit.

    The Walking Dead: Season Two Episode 1 - All That Remains

    A solid start to the series, but its linear game play holds it back a bit.

    Season 1 was one of my favorite games of all time -- I played it on three platforms from start through the 400 Days DLC. Needless to say, I was excited for Season 2...I don't want to say I'm disappointed with S2E1, but ... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Thoughtfully made but ultimately bland puzzle game

    Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot Mystery: Episode One - A Bump in the Night

    Thoughtfully made but ultimately bland puzzle game

    To describe this game, think this way: * Game world and art style of Psychonauts * Puzzles from Professor Layton * Characters more like Cartoon Network's Camp LazloThat sounds like a pretty dreamy game, and it's close t... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Dream Team has fun, exploration, and charm; but also tedium and some blandness.

    Mario & Luigi: Dream Team

    Dream Team has fun, exploration, and charm; but also tedium and some blandness.

    There is a lot of love in the design of Dream Team -- it's a very solid entry in the Mario/Luigi RPG series. Everything looks great, there are tons of collectibles, gear to find, power-ups to play with, super attacks to ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    It looks great, provides a great game world, and is fun, but can be a bit of a chore.

    Kentucky Route Zero - Act I

    It looks great, provides a great game world, and is fun, but can be a bit of a chore.

    "Indie" games have given us an awesome resurgence of the point-and-click genre. Kentucky Route Zer0 is the latest in that category, and it delivers a solid performance. There's not much to say about the gameplay -- it... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    This release gives us a solid foundation for awesome future adventures. This first adventure is a little shallow, though

    Shadowrun Returns

    This release gives us a solid foundation for awesome future adventures. This first adventure is a little shallow, though

    Shadowrun Returns had a bit of an uphill battle to climb: as another Kickstarter'ed remake/rebirth of a cult classic (like Wasteland, Leisure Suit Larry Reloaded, etc.) it had to deliver a combo of nostalgia that cherish... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    While FE:Awakening is nothing new, it's so well done at what it does that it's a must-play for fantasy strategy gamers.

    Fire Emblem: Kakusei

    While FE:Awakening is nothing new, it's so well done at what it does that it's a must-play for fantasy strategy gamers.

    The top release games on the 3DS have been getting better and better, and Fire Emblem: Awakening is the latest example. The game is really the same game you've played since the Game Boy Advance days -- turn-based fantasy... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Infinite is not quite Bioshock, but it's a solid game in its own right. It lacks combat depth but is immersive and fun.

    BioShock Infinite

    Infinite is not quite Bioshock, but it's a solid game in its own right. It lacks combat depth but is immersive and fun.

    Bioshock Infinite had a lot of hype to live up to. After a very compelling teaser trailer two years ago, and with the runaway hit that was the first Bioshock, it couldn't help but be a bit of a let down. But just conside... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    CoP is... fine... Beat 'em up meets JRPG, and overall it's fun but nothing too special.

    Code of Princess

    CoP is... fine... Beat 'em up meets JRPG, and overall it's fun but nothing too special.

    Code of Princess takes concepts from JRPGs: - Plucky teenage heroes that must save the world - Giant swords - Quirky sidekicks - Busty, scantly clad women - Androgynous boys and mixes in combo-... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4
    This puzzle platformer is just bad. Too bad such a promising fictional world ended up as this...

    Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock

    This puzzle platformer is just bad. Too bad such a promising fictional world ended up as this...

    The world of Doctor Who is coveted by throngs of fans, and I'd bet many of those fans are also gamers. Seems like a slam-dunk... an action adventure puzzle game based on Doctor Who. Well, this one feels like something we... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Lots of spit-and-polish, decent characters and story, a solid outing.

    The Next Big Thing

    Lots of spit-and-polish, decent characters and story, a solid outing.

    Next Big Thing is a traditional point-and-click adventure, but one of the few recent ones with so much attention to the finish -- great graphics, animation, music, and voice work. The puzzles are good, ranging from the b... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Penny Arcade 3 is "fine" -- it's unique and solidly done, but ultimately just gets bland quickly.

    Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness Episode Three

    Penny Arcade 3 is "fine" -- it's unique and solidly done, but ultimately just gets bland quickly.

    Penny Arcade 3 went in a new route -- old-skool turn-based 8-bit style RPG. It's a cool concept, and it retains the humor and silliness of the other PA games. But ultimately, it gets really repetitive because there's jus... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    I hate rhythm games and not a FF fanboy, but I really liked this game! It's weird and addictive, and focuses on music.

    Theatrhythm Final Fantasy

    I hate rhythm games and not a FF fanboy, but I really liked this game! It's weird and addictive, and focuses on music.

    I had two reasons to think I'd hate this game: 1. I don't like music rhythm games (generally) 2. I've only played two FF games all the way through, and the others very little So I figured it would be a genre I hate (m... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Episode 3 is a nice bridge between EP 2 and EP 4 - it gives the game some new life, and the most dramatic chapter so far

    The Walking Dead: Episode 3 - Long Road Ahead

    Episode 3 is a nice bridge between EP 2 and EP 4 - it gives the game some new life, and the most dramatic chapter so far

    (no spoilers!) Episode 3 continues everything I loved in Eps 1 & 2. It does have a couple of slow sections, but it also features some of the most dramatic and emotional moments so far in the game. It felt more linear ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5
    Kaptain Brawe was made with love, but ultimately is pretty bland.

    Kaptain Brawe: A Brave New World

    Kaptain Brawe was made with love, but ultimately is pretty bland.

    Kaptain Brawe is another in a recent line of "indie" point-and-click adventures that was clearly done with care, but ultimately just falls flat. The story is a familiar one... you play a "hero" that is only great in h... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    Home's a very linear point-and-click adventure, it's short, and meant to leave you with more questions than answers.

    Home

    Home's a very linear point-and-click adventure, it's short, and meant to leave you with more questions than answers.

    (No Spoilers!) I played Home just as it said you should -- in the dark, with headphones on. I think different people playing this game will immerse themselves differently... Home's use of old-skool 80's graphics crea... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Risen is an interesting cross between Oblivion and Baldur's Gate, but is so buggy and clunky that I gave up on it.

    Risen

    Risen is an interesting cross between Oblivion and Baldur's Gate, but is so buggy and clunky that I gave up on it.

    I admit it: I was never a Gothic fan. I found it clumsy, ugly, and just not engrossing. I tried Risen expecting Gothic IV, and it's actually much better than I expected, but still retains some of the clunkiness and bugin... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    Dr. Lautrec is different, but not as fun as Layton. It's very charming at times, but the repetitive gameplay gets old.

    Doctor Lautrec to Boukyaku no Kishidan

    Dr. Lautrec is different, but not as fun as Layton. It's very charming at times, but the repetitive gameplay gets old.

    First, let's get this out of the way: Doctor Lautrec is only superficially similar to Layton. It does borrow some of the atmosphere and character "feel" from Layton, but the gameplay is quite a bit different. Yes, you're... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Deponia looks great, was created with lots of love, but was a little bland and tedious for me.

    Deponia

    Deponia looks great, was created with lots of love, but was a little bland and tedious for me.

    I am an adventure gamer, and always have been. A great point-n-click adventure is like a great novel -- can't wait to pick it up, hate to put it down. I wanted Deponia to be like that, but it wasn't quite for me. I think... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    If you like action adventures AND platformers, you'll like this. I didn't love it.

    Alice: Madness Returns

    If you like action adventures AND platformers, you'll like this. I didn't love it.

    Alice, Madness Returns is: -- One part Mario -- lots of platform game mechanics -- One part Tim Burton -- goth/bizarre game world but looks great -- One pinch of Tomb Raider -- very well animated, large, detailed 3d g... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Short, but engrossing, Walking Dead is definitely more interactive story than a traditional point-n-click adventure.

    The Walking Dead: Episode 1 - A New Day

    Short, but engrossing, Walking Dead is definitely more interactive story than a traditional point-n-click adventure.

    Walking Dead is a unique and overall entertaining affair. If you've played other Telltale games (Sam & Max, Wallace & Gromit, etc.), then this game might surprise you. Zombies, gore, guns, but maybe most of all, the line... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    It looks like an old-skool JRPG, but plays like a puzzle/adventure game. It's fun and frustrating, but worth a play.

    Corpse Party: Blood Covered - Repeated Fear

    It looks like an old-skool JRPG, but plays like a puzzle/adventure game. It's fun and frustrating, but worth a play.

    If you like horror novels, like games like 999 or Ghost Trick on the DS, don't get hung up on graphics, and like a good, creepy story, Corpse Party is for you. If you're looking for Resident Evil, Silent Hill, or a horro... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Tiny Bang blends hidden object and puzzle gaming into a charming package -- but I would've liked more story.

    The Tiny Bang Story

    Tiny Bang blends hidden object and puzzle gaming into a charming package -- but I would've liked more story.

    Hidden object/puzzle games are a dime-a-dozen. But Tiny Bang Story does the formula with such charming style, that it stands out. The gameplay is pretty standard, but with a sprinkle of light adventure-game style exp... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Escape Plan can be a little clunky, but the puzzling, excellent animation and characters, and overall feel make it fun.

    Escape Plan

    Escape Plan can be a little clunky, but the puzzling, excellent animation and characters, and overall feel make it fun.

    Escape Plan is a puzzle game, plain and simple -- you'll move from room-to-room, each room being it's own self-contained puzzle you must solve before you can proceed. You are trying to help the two main characters escape... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Uncharted on the Vita is a terrific action adventure, particularly on a handheld. Not perfect, but well done and fun.

    Uncharted: Chizu no Bouken no Hajimari

    Uncharted on the Vita is a terrific action adventure, particularly on a handheld. Not perfect, but well done and fun.

    Uncharted is one of Sony's flagship platform-exclusive titles on the PS3, so it was an automatic choice to be a release title on the Vita. Some reviews harsh on it, that it's not as "epic" as the PS3 versions. I'd argue ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    It's a corny, but fun, hidden object puzzle game. It can be silly and odd, but it's worth a play for Jane Jensen fans.

    Dying for Daylight

    It's a corny, but fun, hidden object puzzle game. It can be silly and odd, but it's worth a play for Jane Jensen fans.

    Jane Jensen (the designer/writer/developer for King's Quest) and the creator of True Blood teamed up to create Dying for Daylight. Overall, the development team did a nice job. It's a little rough around the edges, and s... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Origins for Vita looks great, plays great, and shows off the console. And I don't usually like platform games!

    Rayman Origins

    Origins for Vita looks great, plays great, and shows off the console. And I don't usually like platform games!

    Yes, Rayman Origins for the Vita is a port from other consoles. However, as opposed to being "dumbed down", or "just a port", it's _better_ on the Vita than on its 360, PS3, 3DS or PC counterparts. I'm a wimp gamer -- I... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Little Wheel is about the most charming 15 minutes you'll spend today.

    Little Wheel

    Little Wheel is about the most charming 15 minutes you'll spend today.

    Little Wheel is, in effect, a 15 minute point-and-click adventure. It's web based (played in your web browser), and is played at Shockwave.com. Think of this as "Machinarium Lite", another robot-themed adventure game wit... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Dating sim meets block puzzle game -- it works, it's very well polished, but can be a chore.

    Catherine

    Dating sim meets block puzzle game -- it works, it's very well polished, but can be a chore.

    Atlus definitely knows how to take fairly simple games and polish them into something more than the sum of the parts. Catherine is a good example of that. It combines the social elements of games like Persona or some Jap... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Part point-and-click adventure, part match-3, and part hidden object, Phantasmat is weird, quirky, and fun.

    Phantasmat

    Part point-and-click adventure, part match-3, and part hidden object, Phantasmat is weird, quirky, and fun.

    Phantasmat takes three sometimes tired genres -- point-and-click adventures, match 3 puzzle games, and hidden object puzzle games -- and mashes them into one. You've been in a single-car accident on a creepy remote r... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    Part Professor Layton, part Tex Murphy, this take on puzzle gaming had potential but is clunky and not really fun.

    James Noir's Hollywood Crimes

    Part Professor Layton, part Tex Murphy, this take on puzzle gaming had potential but is clunky and not really fun.

    Yes, I admit, I like Professor Layton. I like the game world, characters, animation, but most of all, the puzzling. I really wanted to like Hollywood Crimes, and thought I was enjoying it, but ultimately, it fell flat. ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    A simple and very addictive puzzle game, and maybe the best 3DS downloadable title yet.

    Pushmo

    A simple and very addictive puzzle game, and maybe the best 3DS downloadable title yet.

    Pushmo is a simple premise -- push and pull different shaped blocks to climb high enough to free a child at the top of the sculpture. No timers. No bonuses for minimal moves. Just simple puzzling, but it's addictive. Des... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Gemini Lost is a basic town building/resource management game. It's pleasant, relaxing, but a little bland for my taste.

    Gemini Lost

    Gemini Lost is a basic town building/resource management game. It's pleasant, relaxing, but a little bland for my taste.

    This game is similar to many other resource management and town building games. It reminded me the most of Kingdom for Keflings on the Xbox, but gives us a PC equivalent. The game makes you the invisible "god" over a... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Some may find it too easy or too weird, but I enjoyed Puzzle Agent 2. More of the same, but in a good way.

    Puzzle Agent 2

    Some may find it too easy or too weird, but I enjoyed Puzzle Agent 2. More of the same, but in a good way.

    Puzzle Agent 2 doesn't really offer much beyond what PA1 did, but if you enjoyed the quirky game world and plot of the first, you may well like PA2. The two big differences do make this one a notch less than PA1, but I a... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    While nothing new in the turn-based JRPG world, Hexyz is very well done and fun, though sometimes repetitive.

    Hexyz Force

    While nothing new in the turn-based JRPG world, Hexyz is very well done and fun, though sometimes repetitive.

    Turn-based Japanese-style RPGs are never going away, and there's no sense in beating up new games in this genre for being alike. Shooters are alike, adventure games are alike, western RPGs are alike -- and that's OK. ... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Combine Psychonauts with Penny Arcade Adventures, and you get Costume Quest: a light, fun, adventure/rpg.

    Costume Quest

    Combine Psychonauts with Penny Arcade Adventures, and you get Costume Quest: a light, fun, adventure/rpg.

    Double-Fine produces games with huge amounts of charm and polish: Psychonauts, Stacking, Brutal Legend, and now Costume Quest. In CC, you control one of a set of twin kids (either the boy or the girl -- it's up to yo... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    An almost-solid, almost-fun turn-based strategy RPG with some unique elements and some serious flaws.

    Phantom Brave Portable

    An almost-solid, almost-fun turn-based strategy RPG with some unique elements and some serious flaws.

    Phantom Brave offers a Disgaea-like experience in turn-based strategy RPG gameplay with a few twists, but also has some gameplay issues and a shallow set of characters to make for a somewhat disappointing experience. ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    As a simplified but somewhat unique turn-based strategy RPG, Saiyuki is fun and solid.

    Saiyuki (Koei Teiban Series)

    As a simplified but somewhat unique turn-based strategy RPG, Saiyuki is fun and solid.

    Saiyuki was released as a PSOne Classic for PSP/PS3 on PSN in the US last month, and for $5.99, I thought "why not?" While not a super star, for fans of the likes of Final Fantasy Tactics, Saiyuki offers just enough char... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    If you like the wacky world of Disgaea, the gameplay of Disgaea, and old school dungeon crawlers, you will like ZHP.

    Zettai Hero Kaizou Keikaku

    If you like the wacky world of Disgaea, the gameplay of Disgaea, and old school dungeon crawlers, you will like ZHP.

    For all intents and purposes, ZHP is Disgaea with new characters, a silly hero-spoofing storyline, and old-school grind-it-out dungeon crawling. The game is a big parody of adventure RPGing: The Undying Hero is killed... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5
    This bizarre mix of western RPG, JRPG, and Sonic arcade game doesn't quite work.

    Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood

    This bizarre mix of western RPG, JRPG, and Sonic arcade game doesn't quite work.

    I love Bioware, and I am a Western and Japanese RPG fan. I play everything from Final Fantasy to Fallout. What I have never been, though, is a Sonic fan. I don't dislike Sonic, but I never had the joystick skills to do w... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    You will love or hate Hector's humor, so that will decide if you like the game. I'm gross and childish, so I like it!

    Hector: Badge of Carnage - Episode 1: We Negotiate With Terrorists

    You will love or hate Hector's humor, so that will decide if you like the game. I'm gross and childish, so I like it!

    First and foremost, it's important to note that Hector is a port of an iPhone adventure game made by a small shop, not some big studio with lots of resources. As such, it has a fairly simple graphical style, and the soun... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful